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now to remember war veterans. it's one of the top stories. good afternoon. i'm tori campbell. we begin with the u.s. marine corps. it just has said seven marines have died during a training exercise in nevada. it happened around 10:30 at the hawthorne army depot about 140 miles southeast of reno. all of the men were from a unit based in north carolina. marine officials say a 60- millimeter mortar exploded unexpectliedly. a white house spokesman expressed president obama's sympathy. >> the president sends thoughts and prayers to the families of those lost and injured. we're in the early stages of assess egg the incident. it's a -- assessing the incident. it's a tragedy. >> it's unclear what caused the mortar round to detonate and if more than a single round exploded. the marine corps has ordered an immediate halt worldwide until an investigation is finished. >>> a new effort to health veterans is being launched today ten years after the iraq war began. details are being discussed right now. ktvu's sal castanedo joins us live from san francisco to show us how some marking this day. >> re
'm tori campbell. >>> an early-morning fire on beltle island destroyed two homes and left a third badly damaged. the fire first broke out at 2:30 this morning on taylor road and quickly spread to two adjacent homes on either side. claudine wong explains why a series of issues may have impacted the response. >> reporter: had is what residents on taylor saw -- this is what residents on the 1400 block of taylor saw. flames devouring this one-story home. >> i was sleeping. somebody was banging downstairs. i went out and saw the house engulfed in flames. >> reporter: firefighters came from about five miles further because the closest firefighting station closed due to budget cuts. the single story could not be saved, it soon became clear, and the focus was saving the others on either side. downed power lines hampered the effort to protect the brown home on the ear side. >> we didn't pull back completely. we will to readjust -- on either side. >> we didn't pull back completely. we had to readjust. >> reporter: and as the sun came up, the firefighters just continued to dump thousands of gallon
and a klieg may colleague may be in legal trouble. good afternoon, i am tori campbell. they are facing that. tara moriarty talked with the auditor about the interference in a bidding process for a construction project. good afternoon. >> reporter: some pretty big fireworks here this morning all over this, it is an auditor's report which says shows two council members crossed the line and mis-used their power in office. the most telling pages are on 16 and 17. the auditor says the parts in red show where council members desly brooks and larry ride interfered with a construction contracting process by either hiring workers or buying supplies. it outlines the bidding process in a 2 million dollar construction contract for the army base. courtney ruby said her probe found a total of 14 instances of city charter violations, a dozen of them by councilwoman brooks and one by reid. >> at no point in time may we ever jiff that justify to break the law, this is the city charter and we sign on to upheld this when we take our oath. >> we caught up with them, who denied the allegations and questioned h
, i am tori campbell. the oakland police department graduate its first academy of police officers in 4 years today, brian flores is live in oakland to explain how this may make the streets safer. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon, the goal certainly is to make the streets safer in oakland. as you mentioned the first graduating class since november of 2008, not only a big day for them but also for the families who have sacrificed so much. this is the city's 166th police academy class, 38 officers graduated today, including two from vallejo, the class marks the first of many things, for one the first class under police chief howard jordan and mayor jean kwan and the first diverse class in its history, out of the graduating class 11 different language including those. the chief says it marks a turning point for them and this new class is meant to do that, and he hopes that. he does say this class has boosted the department's morale. >> for the last six months the president of this academy has done that he has given us a sense of hope, pride and honor to see the transformation f
area, and more cities are looking at adopting it. good afternoon. i'm torriex campbell. the strategy is putting technology versus copper thieves and right now it appears that technology may be getting the upper hand on this expensive problem. we first mentioned this story on mornings at 2:00. noon at new, we have been talking to local officials about how this tactic is. >> reporter: good afternoon. well to you and me this is just a street lamp but to a thief it could represent a small mint, because underneath this lid is copper wiring worth up to $4 a pound at salvage yards so to protect it city officials poured cement around the box and bolted it shut to keep out thieves. >> if the bolts aren't removed from these boxes, then the thieves can come along and easily just break the lid and access the wires. >> the public works director here in concord showed us one that needs to be sealed. he says the city may also be borrowing an idea from a neighboring city to spoil burglars plans. two years ago, valejox began embedding electronic tracking devises invisible to the naked eye of copper w
'm tori campbell. we begin with new developments in the amber alert issued for a little girl just a few days shy of her first birthday. she was in her mother's car when it was stolen early this morning. we have exclusive video live from san mateo. good afternoon, janine. >> reporter: good afternoon. we understand the baby girl hasn't yet been reunited but it's hopefully going to be happening soon. police officers told us the baby girl was alone in the stolen jeep and she was crying. there's a live picture of the police activity on amergosa court off buckeye drive. it appears to be an apartment complex. you can't actually see the white stolen jeep from where we're standing, it's around the corner but this is in the area of near capital expressway and center road. let's go to earlier video from chopper 2 where you can see the little girl in the arms of police. now, that little girl is 11-month-old gabriella quintero, taken in an ambulance to get checked at a nearby hospital to make sure he's ok. police have been receiving tips ever since the chp issued a statewide amber alert they were lo
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